Skip to comments.The rising dictatorship of the bureaucrats
Posted on 01/07/2011 4:58:34 PM PST by radioone
Heading back to work this week, Americans were greeted not only by a new year but also by a whole slew of new laws -- 31,000 of them at the state level -- covering everything from guns to 100-watt light bulbs to, of course, "health care." As usual, most of these laws tell us what we can't do: texting while driving (duh), cyberbullying and smoking in bars.
In the near future, everyone will be a criminal for at least 15 minutes, whether they know it or not.
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The reason beaurocrats hate the constitution is because it tells the GOVERNMENT what it can't do. It stops in the gov from regulating us completely, something the libs are working on anyway.
Start with the ones that tell us how much water our toilets can use per flush, what kind of light bulbs we can use, and that type of nonsense.
Let us work back to the notion that we are responsible for ourselves and our behavior, and don't need a Nanny State looking out for us.
From Atlas Shrugged, my favorite quote:
Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. Youd better get it straight that its not a bunch of boy scouts youre up against . . . Were after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and youd better get wise to it. Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? Whats there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted”.
You beat me to it. I was thinking about that paragraph.
I’m a criminal. I admit it. Local, state, federal laws, codes, ordinances, rulings, edicts, mandates I break them all. Which ones? I don’t know. Or care. Arrest me.
Resist! In your heart you know what to do. Resist! Never surrender!
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